5:43 am, July 31, 2014

Business News

Minimum wage issue pits franchisees against cities

Big city minimum wage laws and proposals pit small franchise owners against city governments

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Divergent views on exporting gas through bay

Divergent resident views on proposed liquefied natural gas export facility on Chesapeake Bay

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:09pm EDT

US economy shrank at steep 2.9 percent rate in Q1

US economy shrank at 2.9 pct. rate last quarter, worst since recession, before recovering

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:08pm EDT

Stocks edge higher; CBS gains on US court ruling

Stocks edge up; CBS, other broadcasters gain after winning closely watched copyright ruling

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:21pm EDT

France warns over doing business in West Bank

France warns businesses of legal risks of doing business in Israeli settlements

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Key House chairman rejects Senate highway aid plan

Key House chairman rejects Senate plan to raise taxes to prevent a cutoff of highway aid

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 03:30pm EDT

AP sources: Christie faces another bridge probe

AP sources: Christie faces another bridge probe over questions regarding $1.8 billion project

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 03:13pm EDT

Orders for US durable goods drop 1 percent in May

Orders for US durable goods fall 1 pct, driven by sharp drop in demand for military equipment

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 02:30pm EDT

AbbVie cites tax break as a Shire deal motivator

Drugmaker AbbVie cites potential tax break as a motivator behind $46 billion Shire bid

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 01:59pm EDT

Lisa Gibbs is appointed AP business editor

Lisa Gibbs, former Miami Herald business editor and Money writer, appointed AP business editor

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 01:48pm EDT

Defibrillators not required in California stores

Court: Large retailers in California not required to have defibrillators for cardiac arrest

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 01:10pm EDT

Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

Bill Clinton defends Hillary Clinton's commitment to struggling Americans.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 12:04pm EDT

Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

Arizona company successfully tests high-altitude balloon for space tourism

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 11:56am EDT

Monsanto earnings dip on lower biotech seed sales

Monsanto profit falls in 3Q but beats estimates, raises full-year outlook, plans big buyback

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 11:50am EDT

UK payday lender used fake lawyers to chase debts

Watchdog: UK's biggest payday lender used fake law firms to chase debts

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:50am EDT

Oil fluctuates as traders eye Iraq, US output

US oil contract rises on report US will loosen controls on exports, global contract slips

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:30am EDT

CEO: Malaysia Airlines needs radical change

CEO: Malaysia Airlines' business picking up after jet's disappearance but needs radical change

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:30am EDT

Etihad agrees in principle to buy Alitalia stake

Etihad agrees in principle to take 49 percent stake in Italy's struggling Alitalia

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:26am EDT

Who put sleeping pills into Wall Street's water?

Nothing worries Wall Street these days, and that's worrying. 'It's quiet ... eerily quiet.'

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 08:54am EDT

Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips

Stocks close mostly lower as large-company stocks fall; Vertex lifts biotechnology sector

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 08:42am EDT
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